Heads High

A Whisper says:

There’s no shame in defeat,

When you fought valiantly.

In competitions, there will always be a losing side. The victors can celebrate their glory while the vanquished can celebrate their courageous stand.

The American squad, as well as all the eliminated national teams, that provided their best efforts should not go home ashamed. They should be welcomed back like heroes, congratulated for a job done and thanked for representing their countries in a peaceful, worthy cause.

Losing is a humbling experience but not the end of the world. It is a motivation to ponder limitations. It is one reason to persevere. It is an idea to keep a dream alive, that one day can be realized.

To all the players who participated in the World Cup, I thank you. You have taught us the value of sacrifice.



104. Consolation

What can we call the sum of all that are good in us, when we reach that state and aver, “I am nearly complete.”


Mysterious ways often describe the Almighty’s graces in our lives. Sometimes, spiritual guidance is sent in the form of influence to a person, who sees another in need of sympathy. To offer something to lighten up the emotional burden of his fellow man.

A few days ago, such messenger came through in the body of an inspiring blogger of ajaytao2010 whose photographs and quotes exemplify hope. What better way to uplift my sagging spirits than be nominated for this very peaceful award. For his gesture, I accept and oblige. I send him my sincerest thanks and best wishes.

Please note:

Feel free to accept the Inner Peace Award and add it on your blog. There is just one rule: when you pass the award on, please share some kind words with that person.

No restrictions has been imposed by Summer, who constituted this award.

Thank you all for joining my journey. 😀